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Same sex couples celebrate Supreme Court ruling

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – It’s been over two weeks since the United States Supreme Court ruling allowing same sex marriages across the country.

“For me it’s still settling,” said Dominique James, one of the plaintiffs in the case. “I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that we've made it.”

On Saturday night, the six couples from Kentucky, along with their attorneys and many others, gathered to celebrate the occasion.

“I hear it's legal but I think when we have our ceremony on Saturday and we have these benefits,” said Maurice Blanchard, James’ partner. “That's when it’s going to become real to us.”

But not everyone agrees with the decision, including Casey County clerk Casey Davis, who has refused to issue any marriage licenses. On Thursday, he had a meeting with Gov. Steve Beshear.

“He just respectfully disagreed with my position, and his position was that he was, that we all are, to obey the law regardless of our personal beliefs,” Davis said after the meeting.

On Monday, Gov. Beshear held firm on his stance.

“I took the same oath they did, and that oath is to uphold that constitutional ruling regardless of how you may feel about it,”  he said.

Meanwhile, for James and Blanchard, they say these hiccups were to be expected but believe in time, most will agree with the Supreme Court decision.

“These are the last twinges of an age of bigotry that is dead. It's over,” Blanchard said. “A lot of people think the world is coming to an end but I think it's just beginning. I love it.”

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